Ellaretha Coleman's answer That depends on what legal documents you have. We can not answer this question without knowing what documents you have. However, if the documents were not filed in a court, they likely are not enforceable. Custody and guardianship documents must be filed with a court of law to be enforceable. You should consult with an attorney to determine your options.
Ellaretha Coleman's answer If you have a pending dependency case with DCFS, you need to consult with an experienced family law attorney immediately. The timelines in these cases can be swift, depending on the circumstances.
Ellaretha Coleman's answer Not likely that he would get 50/50 physical custody if he has not been involved prior to now and the child is 4 years old. The court will look to the best interest factors in determining custody, which includes the parties' historical parenting. You should consult with an attorney to discuss the specific facts of your case.
Homer P Jordan IV's answer You may want to call around to some law offices to inquire about what areas they have experience with. Then go on a consultation or two, so you can see if the attorney is a good fit and is someone who will be able to help you with your case. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com
Kim Ebert's answer Your question is vague as to what real estate you're asking about.... his deceased mother's or real property your step-father and mother own jointly or separately. A competent attorney can answer your questions. Have all the pertinent facts readily available for the consultation.
Kim Ebert's answer A well trained attorney can examine, under oath, parties and witnesses, and also has discovery tools that will show the Court an accurate portrayal of the parties' income, etc. Also, if there are legal reasons to disturb a final judgment, time is of the essence to do so. Consult with an attorney to explore options.
Kim Ebert's answer I generally advise fathers to register if they have concerns that they have fathered any children, other considerations including such as a desire to have a relationship with their offspring. Some men, for obvious financial reasons, intentionally choose not to register. A well drafted petition will likely include the relief you desire. Consult with an attorney.
Kim Ebert's answer Many attorneys, and I’m assuming local to you too, provide free consultations. Also, check with the local legal aid. Child custody situations can be stressful, but a competent local attorney can ease the stress. Good luck.
Homer P Jordan IV's answer Going off of the situation you have described, he has no legal rights to the child. You weren't married and he has not legitimized her, and now you found out he's biologically not the father. Having no legal rights to her, it's unlikely they would place her with him. You may want to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and present you with the options. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com
Homer P Jordan IV's answer Are you working with an attorney? If not, you should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail and help you plan the proper course of action. There has to be a compelling reason why they removed the child and that they are having you work through a plan to gain her custody back. Without knowing that information in detail it's difficult to provide you with direction on how to handle the situation. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com
Homer P Jordan IV's answer You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case, present you with the options, and help you plan the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com
Homer P Jordan IV's answer Ultimately that would be up to the judge, who would make the decision after reviewing the facts of the case. I'm assuming the abuse has been documented as well. You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and help you plan the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com
Ellaretha Coleman's answer The new order should supersede the prior order on child support. However, if the child support is being collected by DHS, you may need to forward a copy of the new order to terminate the child support withholding.
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